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Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – October 2016

Posted: October 13, 2016

Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.

Expert: Foliage display may suffer in parts of Pa. due to drought conditions
Drought conditions in parts of Pennsylvania, particularly in the northcentral region, are likely to dampen the fall foliage display, according to a forest ecologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

How Small Forests Can Help Save the Planet
More than half of the 751 million acres of forestland in the United States are privately owned, with holdings of 1,000 acres or less. These family forests, environmental groups argue, represent a large, untapped resource for combating the effects of climate change.

As the Weather Cools, Your Firewood Choices Matter
This October, the Nature Conservancy’s Don’t Move Firewood campaign and Hungry Pests, an initiative from APHIS, are partnering to present the first-ever Firewood Awareness Month. The cooler nights and quickly approaching fall season brings an increase in RV camping, hunting, and home heating. Firewood Awareness Month looks to raise public awareness about the potential danger of firewood movement as a pest and disease pathway at this high-risk time of year.

Pennsylvania Fall Foliage Reports
Get the latest on the peak foliage across Pennsylvania.
 
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